Passed 72-271

DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member ■■■■■■■■□□
I used the dreakspark code to take the 271 this morning and passed with an 966/1000. Next up is the 272 either next week or the week after, and then back to the MCSE.

I used CBT Nuggets (which I already paid the subscription for) borrowed the 70-271 self-paced training kit, and used the 10 freeTranscender practice questions (which I got 9/10 on). So I didn't pay a dime for this test.

I was a little nervous about an exam on Friday the 13th, but it worked out pretty well.
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  • CthulthuDawnCthulthuDawn Posts: 52Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Well done!! Compared to MCSE level it's a lot easier.
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Well done!! Compared to MCSE level it's a lot easier.

    Very true. I actually expected it to be easier than it was. Part of my problem is that I'm a perfectionist. I had about 10 questions that I had to leave feedback on because I didn't feel that any of the questions were the correct approach and I wanted to explain why I picked the one that I did and why I believed it to be more correct than the others.
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  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats!
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Posts: 1,034Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    congrats dude!
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Thanks!

    For those who have taken it, would you say the 271 or 272 was harder?
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  • CthulthuDawnCthulthuDawn Posts: 52Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    For me I say the 271 was harder. The 272 was easier than I expected.
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 4,008Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • Armor149Armor149 A+ | N+ | S+ | MCDST | MCTS Posts: 114Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Nice score btw.
  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Posts: 1,860Member
    Congrats yo... I actually found 272 to be harder than 271..

    fantastic score
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  • Armor149Armor149 A+ | N+ | S+ | MCDST | MCTS Posts: 114Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Mike-Mike wrote: »
    I actually found 272 to be harder than 271..

    Same here.
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Mike-Mike wrote: »
    Congrats yo... I actually found 272 to be harder than 271..

    fantastic score

    Thanks. I've heard some people go both ways, but I've been expecting the 272 to be harder. Configuring some applications that I have either never used or haven't used in years could prove to be a challenge.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Posts: 1,034Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    Thanks. I've heard some people go both ways, but I've been expecting the 272 to be harder. Configuring some applications that I have either never used or haven't used in years could prove to be a challenge.
    this worries me as well.. ugh
    have you started studying yet?
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    this worries me as well.. ugh
    have you started studying yet?

    I watched the first cbt last night.
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Posts: 4,212Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    I watched the first cbt last night.

    I'm going through the office portion right now, and it is starting to fear me that this is going to turn into my MOS certification except question based rather than performace based. They could come up with hundreds of little issues where certain buttons are missing or settings turned off. I'm hoping this isn't the case as some of the options menus are an elaborate maze.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Posts: 1,034Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    I'm going through the office portion right now, and it is starting to fear me that this is going to turn into my MOS certification except question based rather than performace based. They could come up with hundreds of little issues where certain buttons are missing or settings turned off. I'm hoping this isn't the case as some of the options menus are an elaborate maze.

    and 6-7 years old!
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    CompTIA Linux+
    [ ] Bachelor's Degree
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